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#284680 - 06/02/17 01:02 PM The 2017 Hurricane Season has commenced
wildman800 Offline
Carpal Tunnel

Registered: 11/09/06
Posts: 2801
Loc: La-USA
It's that time of year once again for all the folks who live in hurricane country!

Review your preps and dust off and tune up your hurricane readiness plans.

I am now in HurCon 5.
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#284681 - 06/02/17 01:09 PM Re: The 2017 Hurricane Season has commenced [Re: wildman800]
wildman800 Offline
Carpal Tunnel

Registered: 11/09/06
Posts: 2801
Loc: La-USA
This is my Hurricane Checklist tailored for my "reality". Everyone is welcome to copy this to your own file and tailor it to your needs.

HurCon Checklist

Updated 03Aug2011



5= Set during Hurricane Season (01Jun-01Dec)
4=Hurricane Force winds are expected within 72 hours

3= Hurricane Force winds are expected within 48 hours
2= Hurricane Force winds are expected within 24 hours
1= Hurricane Force winds are expected within 12 hours or less


HURRICANE SEASON: regular season C 01June through 01December

HurCon 5: Automatically set at the beginning of Hurricane Season (01Jun) and is automatically secured at the end of the Hurricane Season (01Dec). Upon setting HurCon 5:

Update emergency supply inventory

Top off all 5gal gas cans (stabilized)

Swap out all stored water

Update the Hurricane Contingency Plans

Review the plans with Household members.

Test run the generator for 30 mins.

HurCon 4: Set when expected landfall is within 72 hours and within range to affect the family. Upon setting HurCon 4:

Go to Home Depot and pick up a sufficient quantity of 2" deck screws (if in short supply), 1"x4" and 1"x12" pine boards to install shutters over the windows and doors (1"x4") that have them and to board up over the few windows that don't have shutters (1x12).

Keep the vehicle gas tanks above 1/2 tank levels.

Go to the grocery store and top off the pantry with normal foodstuffs.

Insure that all propane bottles are topped off.

Insure that battery supplies are sufficient.

Insure that flashlights and lanterns are working.

Check oil and run generator for 30 minutes to insure proper operation.

Get all the money we can get from the ATM 24 - 48 hours of a probable impact on our coast. (once the hurricane hits and leaves, everything is cash only, no money - no nothing for days)

Review Bug Out options based on storm strength, predicted landfall, host locations available, likely storm path after landfall.

HurCon 3: Set when expected landfall is 48 hours away and is close enough to affect the family. Upon setting HurCon 3:

Review checklists for any missing items or chores that remain to be done.

Top off all vehicle fuel tanks.

Decide on whether to Bug Out or to shelter in place; if Bugging Out - this is the time to leave. If Bugging Out C execute Nuclear War Survival Skills; Chapter 4/Evacuation.

HurCon 2: Set when expected landfall is 24 hours away and is close enough to affect the family location. Upon setting HurCon 2:

Prepare our Hurricane Shelter area within the house (the main hall next to the bathroom).

Secure all missile hazards in the yard. Tie down everything that needs tying down.

Install shutters or board up all windows and doors, except for 1 front door and 1 back door.

Top off all BOB's.

Gather all important documents, BOB, and firearms (the ones I plan to carry) and put it by the bed.

Set up a communications watch. Use 2 programs to monitor storm (Radio and T.V.) and then switch to wind up solar radio once power is lost.

Use cargo net to secure backyard storage building.

Charge up all cell Cell Phones, Laptops, Net Books, etc. Minimize usage. Set up a Communications schedule with relatives (if pertinent) and keep electronics secured until needed so as to save battery power.

HurCon 1: Set 12 hours prior to expected landfall.

Set up in the Hurricane Shelter (inside of my home) and start dealing cards.

Visually monitor what the storm is doing to the neighborhood (from the safety of the house), for the duration of the storm.

Be prepared to grab BOB's and run to higher ground, if worse case scenario were to develop.

Keep BoBs and important documents with each person until the storm has cleared the area.

Maintain the communications watch. Use 2 programs to monitor storm (Radio and T.V.) and then switch to wind up solar radio once power is lost.





Post-Hurricane Checklist

1) Once storm passes:

A) Assume HurCon V.

B) Conduct a damage survey of the property. Contact the insurance company to file a claim if needed.

C) Make basic repairs, as possible, to damaged areas of the property so as to prevent further damage.

2) Store those items not needed and break out those items that are needed:

A) Store cargo net from storage building.

B) Untie those yard items that were secured for windy conditions.

C) If power has been lost:

1) Set up the generator*, at least 20 feet from the house and chain it to something substantial, like a tree.

2) Set up a field kitchen on back patio or porch.

3) Set up a Sanitation Facility (Latrine).

3) Attempt to contact friends and relatives outside the storm affected area and let them know what your situation is. Establish a Daily Communications Schedule so as to conserve cell phone battery power. Remember that if your cell phone voice does not work, your texting capability probably will work.

4) *After setting up the generator and taking care of the above items, contact your immediate neighbors and see what their needs are. (especially elderly neighbors). Set up a daily schedule to share electrical power with each of them to chill down their refrigerators and freezers, recharge their cell phones, recharge any batteries required for life support systems that elderly and/or handicapped neighbors may have.
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#284685 - 06/02/17 07:11 PM Re: The 2017 Hurricane Season has commenced [Re: wildman800]
TeacherRO Offline
Pooh-Bah

Registered: 03/11/05
Posts: 2191
My thoughts (from a non hurricane impacted state)
- Do a post event review/ after action report
- Bugging out may take a full 24 hours...because everyone else is also bugging out.
- deck screws and batteries are cheap ; move to level 5

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#284690 - 06/03/17 02:42 AM Re: The 2017 Hurricane Season has commenced [Re: wildman800]
wildman800 Offline
Carpal Tunnel

Registered: 11/09/06
Posts: 2801
Loc: La-USA
My actual experience has been to to make the personal decision to evacuate or not to evacuate early. At least 48 hrs prior to predicted arrival of the storm.

If an official evacuation is called, it is often better to sit tight for 12-24 hrs and allow the herd to pass through and then proceed on what has proven to be virtually empty highways.

Prior Planning Prevents [censored] Poor Performance (6 P's)!


Edited by wildman800 (06/03/17 02:47 AM)
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#284691 - 06/03/17 01:22 PM Re: The 2017 Hurricane Season has commenced [Re: wildman800]
Jeanette_Isabelle Offline
Veteran

Registered: 11/13/06
Posts: 1577
Loc: Ocala, FL
I need to do something about my stored water. I have bottled water dated 2012.

Jeanette Isabelle
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#284692 - 06/03/17 01:27 PM Re: The 2017 Hurricane Season has commenced [Re: wildman800]
Montanero Offline
Old Hand

Registered: 10/14/08
Posts: 1130
Loc: North Carolina
Get yourself a good, hard copy map. Mark the official evacuation routes. Try driving them if you can. Try alternate routes. See what is on those routes and what the road is like.

Use the acronym PACE:

Primary: The best plan to accomplish the mission (you have a place to go when you evacuate and a good route to get there).

Alternate: Still trying to accomplish the mission, but with some changes in routes and timing (maybe you have to wait for the traffic to die down or take another route).

Contingency: You may have to accomplish the mission by trying something else (in this case maybe you have to go to another evacuation location because you can't get to your primary).

Emergency: You can't leave and need to plan to hole up in place (this is survival mode and you need to ensure you can accomplish it by have the necessary supplies and equipment, and your location needs to be survivable).

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#284694 - 06/03/17 01:40 PM Re: The 2017 Hurricane Season has commenced [Re: Montanero]
wildman800 Offline
Carpal Tunnel

Registered: 11/09/06
Posts: 2801
Loc: La-USA
That's some damn good advice. I'll start looking for the evacuation routes now!!
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#284700 - 06/04/17 12:24 AM Re: The 2017 Hurricane Season has commenced [Re: wildman800]
LesSnyder Offline
Veteran

Registered: 07/11/10
Posts: 1470
Loc: New Port Richey, Fla
Montanero... I take it from your PACE response you were/are SF?

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#284701 - 06/04/17 12:31 AM Re: The 2017 Hurricane Season has commenced [Re: wildman800]
Montanero Offline
Old Hand

Registered: 10/14/08
Posts: 1130
Loc: North Carolina
24 years, with 13 more as a civilian, doing a lot of similar work.

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#284703 - 06/04/17 10:39 AM Re: The 2017 Hurricane Season has commenced [Re: Montanero]
LesSnyder Offline
Veteran

Registered: 07/11/10
Posts: 1470
Loc: New Port Richey, Fla
Sir, thank you for your service

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